June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, intended to help raise public awareness and knowledge on important issues related to PTSD, and to reduce the stigma associated with PTSD. Unfortunately, most people who suffer from PTSD do not receive the help that they need. We are doing our part to help promote resources and information that could be helpful to those who suffer from PTSD – whether a veteran or civilian, adult or child. Our law firm takes great pride in helping people who suffer from mental conditions, including PTSD, to obtain the disability benefits, insurance and resources available to help them so that they can focus on what matters most: treatment and healing. The last thing someone with PTSD should have to worry about is the financial burden caused by the inability to work from severe PTSD symptoms.
Here at Disability Law Group, our attorneys pledged to help share information about disability benefits and resources available for those with PTSD. The pledge form through the Department of Veterans Affairs can be found here: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/awareness_pledge_form.asp.
For our June Case Spotlight blog, we are featuring a recent win by attorney Mandy Kelly granting service connection to a Veteran for his PTSD. This Veteran entered the military with no psychiatric conditions or symptoms whatsoever. Unfortunately during service, like all too many veterans, he witnessed someone commit suicide. As one can only imagine, witnessing this tragic, terrible event caused him significant psychiatric distress. He sought out treatment in service and noted he was suffering psychiatric symptoms at the time of his discharge. Almost immediately after service, he entered into treatment for his psychiatric symptoms and was diagnosed with PTSD.
However, upon filing for service connection for PTSD from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, he was denied service connection over and over again. After almost giving up, and on the brink of losing his home due to being unable to afford his payments, he decided to reach out to an attorney for help; that’s when he was connected with attorney Mandy Kelly at Disability Law Group. At that point, the veteran’s claim had been pending for almost 5 years, but his doctors had refused to complete the requisite paperwork needed to help corroborate his claim and allow for a proper rating under the law. Mrs. Kelly immediately got to work on this veteran’s case and obtained the evaluations required to help support service-connection for PTSD. Finally, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs granted the veterans claim for service-connected disability benefits that he desperately needed and truly deserved. This decision meant even more than the financial benefit, and now being able to keep a roof over his head, but his claim was now validated. He can begin to focus on the treatment and supports to get better without worrying about how he would make it to the next day.
If you or someone you know are suffering with PTSD, contact us today for your free consultation. Our attorneys and staff specialize strictly in disability benefits, and we will fight to help you win every benefit you deserve. Whether you were already denied service-connection, or believe the percentage assigned is unfair, contact us today and speak with one of our attorneys to understand your rights.